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Mortality of steelworkers employed in hot jobs.
Redmond-CK; Emes-JJ; Mazumdar-S; Magee-PC; Kamon-E
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-219, 1977 Aug; :1-132
The possible relationships between heat stress and cause-specific mortality patterns were analyzed in a cohort of 59,414 steelworkers employed in jobs which appeared to involve heat exposure. A deficit mortality from cardiovascular disease for workers in jobs involving higher levels of environmental heat exposure was determined. The high risk of death from cardiovascular disease for workers with less than 6 months of exposure and a downward trend in mortality for workers who remained on the job, are indicative of a possible relationship between inability to work in jobs involving heat stress and health. An increased risk of nonmalignant digestive disease mortality was recorded for the group of workers exposed to higher levels of environmental heat, especially after excluding liver cirrhosis. (Contract No. 099-74-0114)
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0114; Heat-stress; Mortality-data; Steelmaking-industry; Primary-metallurgical-processes; Statistical-analysis; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Liver-disorders; Hot-environments; Gastrointestinal-system-disorders; Epidemiology
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DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-219
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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